Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

What can Bob Rae do to help solve Burma’s Rohingya crisis?: Walkom

ASEAN has an obvious role in Rohingya crisis

Representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting next month in Manila need to address the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state at its root causes if the suffering of the Muslim Rohingya is...
Thousands of starving Rohingya refugee children scrounge for food in Bangladesh camps.

U.S. will not label the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar as ‘ethnic cleansing’

  U.S. government officials declined to characterize the treatment of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims as ethnic cleansing but listed new measures including targeted sanctions Washington is considering to address the crisis. Mark Storella Deputy Assistant Secretary of...
A Rohingya woman and her child returning to the Basara camp in Sittwe, the provincial capital of Rakhine State in Myanmar. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times

Across Myanmar, Denial of Ethnic Cleansing and Loathing of Rohingya

  SITTWE, Myanmar — The Buddhist abbot tucked his legs under his robes and began to explain. Rohingya Muslims do not belong in Myanmar, and they never have, he said. Their fertility allowed them to overwhelm...

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Rohingya refugees gesture to Bangladeshi fish sellers at the dawn fish market in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, March 27, 2018. Source: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

There are now 1.2 million Rohingya refugees

  ROHINGYA refugees from Burma (Myanmar) now number more than 1.2 million people, according to data from the United Nations. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released...
Rohingya refugee girls are seen at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh. Photo: Anisur Rahman/ Star

Hiding from traffickers in ‘prison-like’ tents, Rohingya girls dream of school

  Trapped inside "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or sexually harassed, teenage Rohingya girls dream of going...
Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and...
People walk after a storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh June 10, 2018. Kristiana Marton/Save the Children/Handout via REUTERS

Race against time: Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees ahead of peak monsoon

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon...
Rohingya girls face 'prison-like' conditions in refugee camps

Rohingya girls face ‘prison-like’ conditions in refugee camps

(CNN)Adolescent Rohingya girls are being kept in stifling conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, unable to go out, deprived of education and facing prospects...